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Originally published on 09/03/2015 in Life as We're Living it, by

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  • Angela Gilmore says: 09/03/2015 at 8:34 pm

    Great tips! That tent is intense, it sounds amazing. How does that mosquito bracelet work? Is it scented? I can’t wait to start camping with our little ones. Maybe next year when our youngest is one. Though I’m worried that my three year old will wander out of the tent. Maybe we’ll start with a camper and work our way to a tent.

    • Crystal says: 09/06/2015 at 11:33 pm

      The mosquito bracelets work really well. They work so well the kids ask for them so that they can enjoy the outdoors longer here because by 4 pm our yard is filled with them. Now they can enjoy being outside longer. I don’t smell any scent on these. Zeva is three, and I would trust her to stay in a tent WITH US. Of course, any excuse to get a camper is a good one in my book. 😉

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I hope to see you again soon.

  • adrian says: 09/05/2015 at 7:09 pm

    I like the bug bracelets – I use them too, plus I have an all-natural bug spray that is made from lemon and eucalyptus, so I smell like a salad, but I’m horribly allergic to bug bites. That camping dining set is a lot fancier than the odds and ends that I use. It would be nice to have a matched set. Plus I like those stacking tumblers. I’ll bet the metal helps keep your drinks colder. And I like the chair with the pocket for your magazine – my problem is those things are a bugger to get out of, if you’re a bit um, hefty. I’d like one that’s just a bit taller. #SITSSharefest

    • Crystal says: 09/06/2015 at 11:39 pm

      I’m a bit hefty too so I can relate to your point of view concerning the chair. I love the Hammock even if I have to roll out of it because it’s so utterly comfortable and relaxing to be in despite my size.
      There’s nothing wrong with odd and ends on a camping trip. I do like the idea of a matching set myself.
      The metal cups really do keep your drinks at their starting temperature longer. (Beware if you put a hot drink in it,though!)

      Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. I hope to see you again soon.

  • John Goldman says: 03/24/2016 at 11:10 am

    We are planning to go on a camping vacation for the family , good thing that i came across this post and be cause i liked the tent. That insect repellent bracelets got me curious though, how do thy work?

    • Crystal says: 03/24/2016 at 11:16 am

      The ingredients in them keep the mosquitoes away just by wearing them on your wrists or ankles. They have a very strong odor, but it’s well worth it to me.

  • Zubair @ GearHose says: 04/03/2016 at 10:53 am

    My essential gear is a good light source, without it never step out. Thanks for sharing.

  • monty thiessen says: 05/09/2016 at 9:53 am

    Well, I always like to advice that when camping, you should totally leave all gadgets aside from your phone at home. Especially when you go with kids, you are gonna want to make them appreciate the beauty of nature — which could be impossible when their eyes are glued to screens!

    Also, bring healthy food. I did many researches about camping and experts advice insect repellent bracelets and good backpacks mostly .

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